Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Nov 13: Tabulating votes continues. Biden pulls in enough votes to win Georgia. Trump takes North Carolina. Trump taps his personal lawyer—though no one is quite sure that he is really in that role—Rudy Giuliani, to lead his lawsuits related to the election outcome. Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son who are facing malice murder and felony murder charges for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, are denied bond.

Nov 14: Hundreds of Trump supporters march on the Supreme Court to protest the election results, despite there being no evidence of widespread voter fraud. A New York District judge rules that Trump’s strict DACA restrictions are unlawful. 

From the Cutting Room Floor ...

Though their leader seems to have been voted out of office, minions are trying to hold onto power for him (and themselves) by their fingernails. Even if they can’t do it legally, it signals that Trump-style Know-Nothingism will not be going away any time soon. Trump and those who surround him and gain power from his power are already eyeing the 2024 election, though some speculate Trump, Jr. would make a good fit as well.[1] Maybe they’ll run as a team. Who says the United States is not a hereditary-rule system? It’s all about the family. We let the Trumps in, and maybe we’ll never be rid of them.[2]



[1] David Jackson and Phillip M. Bailey, “Donald Trump Wants to Run the Republican Party Even If He Leaves Office. Can He?,” USA Today, November 14, 2020,

[2] Jonathan V. Last, “Trump Is Forever,” The Bulwark, December 17, 2019,


“Trump supporters rally in the streets of Washington, D.C. for ‘million MAGA march’,” The Hill, November 14, 2020,

Ellison Barber, “‘Million MAGA March’ And Counter Demonstrators Expected To Rally Saturday,” TODAY, NBC November 14, 2020,

“Jordan Klepper Takes On the Million MAGA March,” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central, November 17, 2020,


Yong, Ed. “‘No One Is Listening to Us.’” The Atlantic, November 13, 2020.

Johnson, Daniel W. “I’m Sorry This Post Is so Dark, but We Need to Get the Word out about the COVID-19 Situation in Nebraska.” Nebraska Medicine, November 11, 2020.

Tufekci, Zeynep. “It’s Time to Hunker Down.” The Atlantic, November 14, 2020.

Oxner, Reese. “Texas Reports More Than 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, According To John Hopkins.” NPR, November 11, 2020.

KFOX Staff. “El Paso Inmates Help Move Bodies to Medical Examiner’s Office.” KFOX, November 14, 2020.

Yandoli, Krystie Lee. “Trump Supporters Who Refuse To Admit He Lost The Election Went To Protest In Washington DC.” BuzzFeed News, November 14, 2020.

Sadeque, Samira. “Million Maga March: Trump Fans Rage against Dying of the Light.” The Guardian, November 15, 2020, sec. US news.

Keeley, Matt. “Man Stabbed as Violence Erupts after ‘Million MAGA March’ in Washington D.C.” Newsweek, November 14, 2020.

Lang, Marissa J., Michael E. Miller, Peter Jamison, Justin Wm Moyer, Clarence Williams, Peter Hermann, Fredrick Kunkle, and John Woodrow Cox. “After Thousands of Trump Supporters Rally in D.C., Violence Erupts When Night Falls.” Washington Post, November 14, 2020.

Funke, Daniel. “The ‘Million MAGA March’ Did Not Have 1 Million or More Attendees.” Politifact, November 16, 2020.

COVID deniers sickened and even killed by COVID, a thread by @Cleavon MD, November 14, 2020,

Jackson, David, and Phillip M. Bailey. “Donald Trump Wants to Run the Republican Party Even If He Leaves Office. Can He?” USA TODAY, November 14, 2020.

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